Etruscan Names

Etruscan Names
A bibliography of the attested references for these names is forthcoming.
Notes on Pronunciation: Etruscan word stress seems to have been placed heavily on the first syllable. Etruscan has 4 vowels: a (father), e (send), i (machine), u (soon). The 3 consonant groups ch--ph--th represent single phonemes (as in rockhound, uphill, outhouse); NOT as in choose, phone, thick. Etruscan "v" is pronounced as a w, as was the "v" in classical Latin. Etruscan "c" is always like "k", not like "s." Thus Clevsin "KLEH-oo-seen"; Vatluna "WAHT-loo-nah"; Cisra "KEES-rah"; flerchva "FLER-khwah."
A. Women's Names
B. Men's Names
C. Family Names


A. Women's Names
Alfia: (< Le Donne in Etruria). Possibly Latinized
Arathia Arathenas: Orvieto (< La donna Etrusca)
Araziia Laraniia: Rome (< La donna Etrusca)
Arnthi: f. name
Arnthia Lusinies: Volterra (< La donna Etrusca)
Arria: (< Le Donne in Etruria). Possibly Latinized
Arunthia Malamenas: Colle di Val d'Elsa (< La donna Etrusca)
Ati: Heurgon 93
Atilia: (< Le Donne in Etruria). Possibly Latinized
Caesia: (< Le Donne in Etruria). Possibly Latinized
Cafatia: (< Le Donne in Etruria). Possibly Latinized
Cainei: Heurgon 66. Chiusi area
Culni: (Haynes)
Hercna: f. name
Hasti(a), Fasti(a): f. name
Hathli: f. name
Larcia: (< Le Donne in Etruria). Possibly Latinized
Lartha Sarsinaia: Tarquinia (< La donna Etrusca)
Larthi(a): Haynes
Larthia Kurvenas: Pigli [Arretini] (< La donna Etrusca)
Larthia Cilnia: Suana (< La donna Etrusca)
Messia: (< Le Donne in Etruria). Possibly Latinized
Metli Spitu: Tarquinia (< La donna Etrusca)
Munatia: (< Le Donne in Etruria). Possibly Latinized
Nerinai Raunthu: Tarquinia (< La donna Etrusca)
Panatia: (< Le Donne in Etruria). Possibly Latinized
Peci: Haynes
Perca: (< Le Donne in Etruria). Possibly Latinized
Pevtha: f. name
Pinaria: (< Le Donne in Etruria). Possibly Latinized
Pure Nesithva: Tarquinia (< La donna Etrusca)
Ra(v)ntha, Raunthu: f. name. Dimin. Ravntza [Heurgon, p. 30]
Ram(u)tha: f. name. A Ramutha Vestiricina from Caere (EL&A, p. 55)
Ramtha Zertnai: Tarquinia (< La donna Etrusca)
Ramtha Cainei: Ferento [Volsinienses] (< La donna Etrusca)
Ramtha Papni: "sacerdotesa" [Vulci] (< La donna Etrusca)
Scarpia: (< Le Donne in Etruria). Possibly Latinized
Seianthi: f. name. Family name?
Semni: f. name
Sesanseia Tarchumenaia: Clusium (< La donna Etrusca)
Sethra: f. name
Stenia: (< Le Donne in Etruria). Possibly Latinized
Tetia: (< Le Donne in Etruria). Possibly Latinized
Thana: f. name
Thania: f? name (Bonfante, RTP)
Thania Ceine: Volsinii (< La donna Etrusca)
Thanchvil: f. name = L. Tanaquil. (Thana + cvil gift of Thana?)
Thanusa: (< Le Donne in Etruria)
Thiphilia: (< Le Donne in Etruria). Possibly Latinized
Thiphilnia: (< Le Donne in Etruria). Possibly Latinized
Thupeltha: f.
Tita: f. name
Vela: f. name
Velia: f. name
Velthuria: (< Le Donne in Etruria). Possibly Latinized
Vesia: f. name
Vitellia: (< Le Donne in Etruria). Possibly Latinized
Vivinna: (< Le Donne in Etruria). Possibly Latinized

B. Men's names
Ar(a)nth: m. name. [L. Arruns] dim. Arnza "little Arnth" [Heurgon]
Aranthur:
Arnza: "little Arnth" [Heurgon]
Arte: (Cristofani)
Aule, av(i)le: m. name. = L. Aulus
Cae/Cai: m. name. = L. Caius, Gaius
Caile: m. name = L. Caelus
Cneve: m. name = L. Cnaeus
Cuinte: m. name = L. Quintus
Cutu:
Kaisie: (C) = L. Caesius. In Etr. inscriptions by 7th c.
Kavie: (C) = L. Gavius. In Etr. inscriptions by 7th c.
Lar(is): m. name.
Larce: m. name.
Larth: m. name.
Lecne: m. name
Mamarce: m. name = L. Mamercus. In Etr. inscriptions by 7th c.
Marce: m. name. (L. Marcus)
Metie: (C) = L. Mettius. In Etr. inscriptions by 7th c.
Nerie: m. name
Numesie: (C). = L. Numerius. In Etr. inscriptions by 7th c.
Pesna: Heurgon 47
Plecu Apatrui: (Heurgon)
Rasce: m. name
Sethre: m. name. Heurgon 68
Spurie: m. name = L. Spurius
Teitu: m. name
Teucer: m. name
Thefarie: m. name = L. Tiberius. In Etr. inscriptions by 7th c.
Thesanthei: m. name
Thresu: m. name
Thucer: m.
Tite: m. name. L. Titus
Vel: m. name.
Velthur: m. name.
Venel: m. name
Venthi:
Vulca: m. name. famous sculptor


Gender unclear: (from Cristofani).
Ranazu
Larthuza

C. Family Names [Final -s on names is considered evidence of a southern dialect]

Achu: (Cristofani) surname ?
Acvilna(s): Vulci name. (EL&A, p. 54)
Alethnas:
Alsinei: fam. name (Haynes)
Ancarui: (Bonfante, RTP) Chiusi, Tarquinia
Aneina: Arezzo (Bonfante, RTP) Fasti Aneina
Aninie: (Bonfante)
Apatrui: Tarquinia (Heurgon) Plecu and Ramtha
Apucu:
Apunas:
Arathenas: Orvieto (< La donna Etrusca)
Arcumenna:
Arimna: (M. Grant) Name associated with Rimini (Ariminium)
Atelinas: (Bonfante, RTP). Venel Atelinas
Atna: (Bonfante, RTP) Tuscania
Auclina:
Caicna: leading clan assoc. with Volaterrae. Heurgon
Cala: (Bonfante, RTP) Volterra
Cale: (Bonfante, RTP). Tite Cale
Calisna: (Bonfante)
Camitlnas, Marce: Heurgon 47 slayer of Cnaeus Tarquinus of Rome
Camna: Arnth Camna [Tarquinia] (< La donna Etrusca)
Catharnai: fam. name (Haynes)
Cecni: (EL&A, p. 221) Volterra
Ceithurna: (Bonfante) ? surname
Churchle:
Churinas: (Bonfante)
Cilnia: Suana (< La donna Etrusca)
Cuclna:
Cucrina: (< La donna Etrusca)
Cumni: Clusium (< La donna Etrusca)
Cursni: (Bonfante) ? surname or given name
Cuthna: (< Le Donne in Etruria) Tomba del Cardinale
Fanacnei: Cortona (< La donna Etrusca)
Felce: (< Le Donne in Etruria) Tomba dei Partunu
Feluske: Avle Feluske of Vetulonia. Heurgon
Fulni: (Bonfante, RTP) Thancvil Fulni
Hanunia: Chiusi (Bonfante, RTP)
Hathisna: Veii (Bonfante, RTP). Velthur Hathisna
Hathli: Vulci. f. name? (Haynes)
Havrna, Havrenie: important name in Bolsena (Bonfante, RTP)
Hermenas: A Thucer Hermenas dedicated object found in Ravenna
Hirumina: Perusia
Hulch(u)nie:
Karkana: (Bonfante)
Kulenie: (Cristofani)
Kurvenas: Pigli [Arretini] (< La donna Etrusca)
Laraniia: Rome (< La donna Etrusca)
Latithe: Curtun and Clevsin name. Heurgon
Leinie(s): Volsinii ruling family. v. Bonfante EL&A, p. 58
Lemausna: (Bonfante), (Cristofani)
Lemni: (Bonfante) ? surname or given name
Leprna:
Lethanei: (Bonfante, RTP)
Levei: (Bonfante, RTP) Arezzo
Lucini: (Bonfante, RTP)
Lusinies: Volterra (< La donna Etrusca)
Mac(u)la: Heurgon
Malamenas: Colle di Val d'Elsa (< La donna Etrusca)
Marcena: (Cristofani) from Marce
Masu:
Matulnai: Heurgon 29
Matuna:
Meclasia: Tuscania (Bonfante, RTP)
Metie: (Bonfante, RTP) Orvieto
Metli: (Bonfante) ? surname
Musclena: TLE. surname?
Muthikus: TLE. surname?
Nesithva: Tarquinia (< La donna Etrusca)
Ninie:
Papathnas: TLE. surname? Volsini. Heurgon 47
Papni: [Vulci] (< La donna Etrusca)
Papsinas: TLE. surname?
Partiunu(s): (EL&A, p. 83):
Paziathe:
Peipnas: fam. name (Haynes)
Percumsna: Heurgon 66 Chiusi
Perperna: Roman Etruscan family name
Plecu:
Pursenna (Clusium)
Pulena: Lars Pulenas, a magistrate of Tarquinii (Grant)
Pumpli:
Pumpu: Umbrian name?
Puruhenas: TLE. surname?
Pustmina:
Repesuna:
Rupstinas: TLE. surname?
Sapu: (Bonfante, RTP) near Chiusi
Sarsinaia: Tarquinia (< La donna Etrusca)
Saties: Vel Saties from Vulci (EL&A, p. 247)
Satlana:
Seianti: A Larthi Seianti in Chiusi. (EL&A, p. 126)
Sentina:
Spitu: Tarquinia (< La donna Etrusca)
Spurinna: Tarquinian ruling family. v. Bonfante, EL&A, p. 58
Statlane: (C), (Bonfante, RTP) Lars Statlane
Sucisna: TLE. surname?
Sveitus:
Svincinas: TLE. surname?
Tarna: (Bonfante) ? surname
Teithurna:
Telecles: Lars Telecles in 7th c. associated with literacy
Tetnie: An Arnth Tetnie from Vulci (EL&A, p. 237)
Tharnie: (Bonfante)
Thefrinai: (Bonfante) ? surname
Tlesna:
Tulumnes: Veia (Heurgon)
Tursikina: (Cristofani)
Tusnuties, Aveles Feluskes. at Vetluna
Tute: at Vulci
Tutnei: Cortona (< La donna Etrusca)
Uchsie: (Bonfante) ? surname or given name
Uchulni: (Bonfante) ? surname or given name
Ulthese:
Unata: (Cristofani) a Marce Unata to Tunisia w/followers (p. 89); prh. from Clusium.
Urinati: Heurgon 29
Ursmna: (Cristofani) at Clusium
Velavesna: (Cristofani)
Velcha(na):
Velthiena: (Bonfante). Velthina fam. name (Haynes)
Venete: Heurgon 68 Perugia
Vestarcnies:
Vestirikina: (Bonfante). A Ramutha Vestiricina from Caere (EL&A, p. 55). M. Torelli also observes that this family name is Osco-Sabellian, not Etruscan.
Vipi: (< La donna Etrusca)
Visnai: a Ramtha Visnai from Vulci. (EL&A, p. 237)
Zalthu:
Zertna: (Bonfante) ? surname. Zertnai: Tarquinia (< La donna Etrusca)